Demand was launched by ASME to challenge current and future engineers–and the experts who support them–to invent and reinvent effective and sustainable solutions that serve communities globally. They recently shared an article talking about the partnership between Healing Waters and JIBU.
On the face of it, Jibu and Healing Waters might seem like an odd team. Jibu is a young, for-profit company founded by father and son Colorado entrepreneurs with a vision of building a franchise business network in urban centers across East Africa. Healing Waters is a Christian non-profit organization that works in poor rural areas and slums all over the world; it relies heavily on donors and volunteers to carry out its mission.
But that mission—bringing safe drinking water to those who need it—is the same for both organizations, and through their work together, both Jibu and Healing Waters have been able to carry their individual versions of it a little bit further.
More than 780 million people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water, according to UNICEF. That is roughly 10 per- cent of the world’s population. Drinking contaminated water leads to a host of diseases, including diarrhea, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide for children under five years old.
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